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CosmoLearning | Your Free Online School: Courses, Video Lectures, Documentaries, Images, Books and more
UC Berkeley resources – college level in a broad range of topics including science and engineering. Individual resources can be used for lower grade levels.
About Math Apprentice
“Some of the mathematics in Math Apprentice may seem advanced for its targeted age group, grades 4-7. That’s ok. It’s important for students to interact with math concepts beyond the standards. This is where the joy of math can often be found.
The goals of this project are to connect math with real world careers, introduce students to more advanced mathematical ideas, and provide additional opportunities to apply math concepts they have already learned. “
New at spaceplace.nasa.gov One type of Earth-observing spacecraft is the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, also known as GOES, built by NASA and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. The GOES are workhorse satellites doing everyday tasks; they watch and warn of developing severe weather, monitor events such as floods and fires, and monitor solar storms that can have damaging effects on Earth.
NASA’s DEVELOP Program — 2012 Spring and Summer Sessions
DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences-sponsored internship that fosters the training and development of students in the atmospheric and earth sciences. The DEVELOP Program extends the application of NASA earth science research and technology to meet societal needs. Students conduct projects that focus on the practical application of NASA’s earth science research and demonstrate how results can benefit partner organizations and local communities.
Women in Aviation Scholarships – 2012
“Scholarships Offered for 2012
WAI is proud to offer a diverse selection of scholarships again this year. Check back often as new scholarships are added regularly. New scholarships are marked with a Just Added tag. Please be sure to read the scholarship descriptions carefully as some have special instructions and/or additional requirements. “
How to Play:
In this activity, there are two kinds of bugs: green ones and orange ones. These bugs live in leafy green trees.
Every now and then, birds swoop in and eat the bugs. They usually eat the bugs they can see from a distance.
Near the forest is a factory. The factory spews out lots of orange chemical smoke. When the chemicals fall on the trees, they turn orange.
Study of clays suggests watery Mars underground
“Impact cratering and erosion combine to reveal the composition of the Martian underground by exposing materials from the subsurface. Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.”
Girls With Wings scholarship
“Special announcement: The first ever Girls With Wings scholarship winner has completed her Private Pilot Certification! Brenda recently graduated from San Jose University and is now looking for a career in the aviation industry. “
X-47B UCAS First Cruise Flight | Military.com
” first “cruise” flight of the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration aircraft. During this flight, conducted Sept. 30, 2011 flight, the aircraft’s landing gear was raised and lowered for the first time, a key milestone in the envelope expansion phase of flight testing. The X-47B was designed, developed and produced by Northrop Grumman, the leader in unmanned systems. “
See and Avoid
Amazing how many low-level training routes exist across the country and how many midair’s and near midair’s have occurred – especially here in FL.
Watch “TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude” Video at TEDxTalks
“Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography – the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years. “
www.sandiego99s.org – Flight Scholarships
“Student Pilot Flight Training Scholarship – One $1,000 award to help fund Private Pilot training. Applicant must (1) be a female San Diego County resident, (2) have passed the written test, (3) have a current student medical, and (4) soloed. There is a 90 day limit to apply funds towards training. “
Watch “Rachel Simmons – TEDxOrlando – Green Art: Art that Makes a Difference” Video at TEDxTalks
“Rachel Simmons is passionate about teaching her students to be responsible leaders and citizens as well as accomplished artists. Her interests range from collaborative community art projects to climate change, marine pollution and ecotourism. Research and geography inform her work; she traveled to Antarctica in 2008 and 2009, and will visit Iceland this summer to study appropriate scale and the sustainable landscape. “
Watch “TEDxYouth@NASA – Jon Viet Nguyen – Eyes on the Solar System App Demo” Video at TEDxTalks
“Principal architect and lead programmer for NASA’s “Eyes on the Solar System” software, which uses video-game technology to recreate the solar system and the spacecraft that explore it within a web-browser.”
Month of November: Aviation History Month
Find out from Dr. Marc how airplanes ever got off the ground in the first place.
Dec. 14: Geminids Meteor Shower
Moonlight makes viewing not so great this year. But, you can still learn about meteor showers and prepare for the next good, moonless meteor shower, the Lyrids, on April 21 and 22, 2012
AVwebFlash Complete Issue
“Japan’s Flying Sphere UAV (With Video)
The Japanese Defense Ministry unveiled at a trade show the latest version of a small unmanned spherical aircraft that can take off with vertical thrust, fly horizontally, and roll controlled across the ground. It has also demonstrated (on video) that it can maintain its position in space autonomously, while being batted at with a hand. “